Pardhi

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A language of India

Alternate Names
Bahelia, Chita Pardhi, Lango Pardhi, Paidia, Paradi, Paria, Phans Pardhi, Takankar, Takia
Population

49,300 (2001 census).

Location

Maharashtra, Solapur, Satara, Sangli, and Kolhapur districts; Karnataka, small border areas, Bijapur and Belgaum districts; widely scattered, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

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Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

Haran Shikari, Neelishikari, Pittala Bhasha, Takari. Probably more than 1 language (Lango). Possibly a dialect of Bhili [bhb].

Other Comments

A Scheduled Tribe in Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, and a Scheduled Caste in Madhya Pradesh. Different than Paradhi, who speak Kachchi [kfr]. Traditional religion.